Reviewing The Talbots (TLB) and New York & Company, Inc. (NWY)

The Talbots (NYSE: TLB) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Talbots and New York & Company, Inc.’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Talbots N/A N/A N/A ($1.61) N/A
New York & Company, Inc. $929.08 million 0.20 -$17.29 million ($0.14) -20.93

The Talbots has higher earnings, but lower revenue than New York & Company, Inc.. New York & Company, Inc. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Talbots, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for The Talbots and New York & Company, Inc., as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Talbots 0 0 0 0 N/A
New York & Company, Inc. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

82.2% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors. 54.3% of New York & Company, Inc. shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares The Talbots and New York & Company, Inc.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Talbots N/A N/A N/A
New York & Company, Inc. -0.99% -2.96% -0.76%

About The Talbots

The Talbots Inc. is a United States-based company, which operates as a retailer and direct marketer of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. The Company offers blazer, trench, white shirt, ballet flat and pearls. It sells its products through different outlets. It also provides e-commerce service and its website offers MyTalbots, which allows customers to register for benefits and customize their online shopping experience; Style by Design appointment shopping; Pearls of Wisdom, offering fashion advice and styling ideas; and a Find in Store feature, which enables customers to locate and reserve merchandise in any Talbots store.

About New York & Company, Inc.

New York & Company, Inc. is a specialty retailer of women’s fashion apparel and accessories. The Company’s branded New York & Company merchandise is sold through its national network of retail stores and online at It operates approximately 490 stores, including over 80 outlet stores in over 40 states. It offers brands, including NY&C, City Style, NY Style, Soho Jeans, Lerner and Lerner New York. It offers a merchandise assortment consisting of wear-to-work, casual apparel and accessories, including pants, dresses, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, t-shirts, activewear, handbags, jewelry and shoes. Its stores are located in shopping malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers, and off-mall locations, including urban street locations. The outlet stores offer a merchandise mix consisting of apparel and accessories.

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